Happy Wednesday! Daily Love TV is back this week with a BIG topic. The more I get out there and talk to people the more I realize how much this question gets asked, “How do I find my passion?”
The answer is simple, but not easy. Remember that your passion is linked to the emotions you want to feel. And so it can change. The key is to go deep in one area that lights you up.
In this week’s episode I break down how to find your passion.
In the comments below, let me know what you are going to go super deep on. And how you are going to give up the need to be important so that you can find you passion. This is a game changer.
Lots of LOVE,
P.S.Take what resonates and leave the rest.
Hey this is Mastin Kipp Founder of The Daily Love.com and welcome to Daily Love TV.
So basic, basic question today. But a question I get asked all the time “How do I find my passion?” “How do I find my passion?” This is such a deep topic and I know this is something for people who are graduating are asking, people who are in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s are asking. This question gets asked by all walks of life, everyone who reads The Daily Love, you know, every age range asks this question. So here is what I can tell you, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about how to find your passion is this: You got to give up the need to be important. You got to give up the need of significance. In fact there is a maxim, the maxim is this “In order to become anything, I have to risk being nothing.” “In order to become anything, I have to risk being nothing.” So how do you find your passion? You dive deep into the things you love. You go super, super, super, super deep. You don’t worry about how important you’re going to become. You don’t worry about successful you’re going to become, because your passion is not about significances, it’s not about importance, it’s not about fame, it’s not about any of those types of things. Your passion is all about paying attention how you want to feel, what are things that let you up? I also guarantee you there is also a way to make money doing it. My friend Brendon Burchard gives this great example of this guy who makes 6 figures a year literally selling wedding speeches online. Literally selling wedding speeches online. If you could make 6 figures a year selling wedding speeches, there is no reason why you can’t be living your passion. So here are some questions for you; think back what are some times in your past that you can remember feeling “Fully Alive, Fully Engaged, Fully Present, where time just flew by?” You know, for me those are the times like right now when I’m speaking, when I’m writing, when I’m you know doing Daily Love stuff, when I’m leading retreats. Time just flies by, and why was it flying by? Well for me if flew by because I was sharing something of value, but because people were there and I was making a value beyond myself.
So think about it, in you past what was a time where you really felt connected? You really felt present? You really felt like this is what life is about? What were you doing? What did you believe about life at that time? Who was there? Why were you happy? But most importantly ask yourself this question: Back when I was happy, back in that memory, what did I believe about in life? What did I believe was possible? See what happens is we have this belief about life; I can contribute, I can serve, I can, I can matter, I can make a difference, I’m allowed to feel this way. And then “Life Interrupts Us.” You know, traumas happen, hard times happen, financial realities happen and what happens is that we make our circumstances more powerful than our own internal decisions. And you know there are all kinds of stories of successful entrepreneurs and people who have come from nothing and have made massive things with their life. When they focus on their passion when they dive all in. See finding your passion is not some guarantee of some New York Times best-selling book, it’s not some guarantee of some #1 at the box office, it doesn’t mean, you know, you’re going to be the most successful person in the world. But what it does mean is that you’re going to be happy. You’re going to be fulfilled. And here is the funny thing, happy fulfilled people tend to be more successful. And also happy fulfilled people tend to find better relationships. Happy fulfilled people tend to attract better employees, whatever it might be wherever your are in your life.
So if you could trade “Significance, Importance, needing to be number one, having the certainty that you know what, I have to pick the perfect path because if I don’t pick the perfect path I’m going to die and spontaneously combust and cease to exist in the universe. So if we could calm that part of our mind down for a second and reality realize, you know what in this reality is in this moment all my needs are met *deep breathe* I’m breathing, I have a roof over my head, you know, I’m watching Daily Love TV right now. I’m going to be alright. So if I could just focus on those things that make me happy, what did I believe about life before life interrupted me? Well I believe I could really make a difference. I believe that, you know, this is really possible. I believed anything was possible. Right? If we could just get back to that mindset, give up the need for significance and then go super deep in one area, right? For me I am “Multi-passionate” as my friend Marie Forleo says.
You know I like to write blogs, I like to teach, I like to do online courses, but I am also a storyteller, I’m a screenwriter. And there was a time in my life where I thought, you know, do I want to be a screenwriter or do I really want to contribute to do world and do what I do now? And I thought for be to make the biggest impact that The Daily Love was the best path because I love it, I write, I can contribute, and really go for it and I went super deep into The Daily Love. And now, you know, it’s been read by millions of people every year, and we have been around for 6 or 7 years now. And it’s a multi-million dollar company as far as income goes, you know, coming out all that stuff is happening and we have systems in place. And now that I have dived super deep, and by the way I’ve risked it all because it totally possible that in the past I tried to do Daily Love that it didn’t work out. There was no guarantee of success. And now that that’s sort of on auto-pilot, you know, I’m starting to tap into the other side of me that storytelling side of me, writing a screenplay. Hiring writers and doing all that type of stuff.
So you want to pick 1 area and you want to go deep in that area, because, you know, if you spread too thin or you try to hedge your bets and make sure well oh, I don’t want to go too deep over here because I might fail. So I’m going to do 5 things at once, but if you do 5 things half ass it’s not going to work. So really look into your life, what lights you up, what did you believe about life, and what can be the one thing you can go deep in and really fully commit into that? I’m so, so curious. In the comments let me know.
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